Greening Leases: The Landlord and Tenant Relationship as a Driver for Sustainability (August 2009)
The research examines how the landlord and tenant relationship has been influenced by sustainability goals. Sustainability goals have been difficult to incorporate into commercial leases and property management. The research suggests the use of Memorandum of Understanding of Sustainability at lease renewals to enhance sustainability understanding and communication between landlord and tenant. The principles and benefits of green leases are explored and a framework for collecting and monitoring sustainability data is proposed.